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9:50 AM ET, January 14, 2018


 Top Items: 
Michelle Broder Van Dyke / BuzzFeed:
I'm In Hawaii And Just Got The Scariest Alert Of My Life.  Here's What I Did Next.  —  What would you do if you thought you had 15 minutes to live?  —  Reporting From  —  HONOLULU — On Saturday morning, I was basking in my usual routine, waking up with my yawning dog, walking upstairs to receive a macchiato made by my husband.
Discussion: Washington Post
New York Times:
False Alarm Adds to Real Alarm About Trump's Nuclear Risk
New York Times:
Hawaii Panics After Alert About Incoming Missile Is Sent in Error
Jon Letman / The Daily Beast:
Terror in Paradise: I Got the Hawaii Missile Message and Prepared to Die
Discussion: Politico and Vox
Zachary Cohen / CNN:
Missile threat alert for Hawaii a false alarm
Michael Scherer / Washington Post:
New alarm among Republicans that Democrats could win big this year … A raft of retirements, difficulty recruiting candidates and President Trump's continuing pattern of throwing his party off message have prompted new alarm among Republicans that they could be facing a Democratic electoral wave in November.
Discussion: Political Wire
John Bowden / The Hill:
Lewandowski: 'We've got a real problem' if Dems retake the House  —  's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski  —  said in an interview broadcast Sunday that Trump and Republicans are “in trouble” if Democrats retake the House in the 2018 midterms.  —  In an interview with John Catsimatidis …
Discussion: Axios and Political Wire
Louise Radnofsky / Wall Street Journal:
White House Disputes Trump Quote in Journal Interview  —  The Wall Street Journal stands by what it reported and releases audio of disputed portion of interview  —  WASHINGTON—The White House disputed that President Donald Trump told The Wall Street Journal in an interview Thursday that …
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: Response to January 2018 Preliminary Injunction  —  Update: Due to a federal court order, USCIS has resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under DACA.  Until further notice, and unless otherwise provided in this guidance …
Matt Stevens / New York Times:
DACA Participants Can Again Apply for Renewal, Immigration Agency Says
Discussion: theGrio
Josh Gerstein / Politico:   Judge: Trump racism may have been key to ending DACA
Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
'I'm Running,' Romney Says Privately, but as a Trump Friend or Foe?  —  SALT LAKE CITY — A few days after Senator Orrin G. Hatch of Utah announced that he would conclude his tenure after serving 42 years in office, the state's governor, Gary Herbert, was growing anxious about whether Mitt Romney would run for the seat.
Discussion: Political Wire
Margaret Atwood / Globe and Mail:
Am I a bad feminist?  —  Margaret Atwood is the author of more than 40 books of poetry, fiction and essays, including The Handmaid's Tale.  —  It seems that I am a “Bad Feminist.”  I can add that to the other things I've been accused of since 1972, such as climbing to fame up a pyramid …
Washington Post:
Chelsea Manning files to run for U.S. Senate in Maryland … Chelsea Manning, the transgender former Army private who was convicted of passing sensitive government documents to Wikileaks, has filed to run for the U.S. Senate in Maryland, according to federal election filings.
Rowan Scarborough / Washington Times:
Fusion GPS, firm behind disputed Russia dossier, retracts its claim of FBI mole in Trump camp  —  Glenn Simpson, the Fusion GPS founder who sponsored the unverified anti-Trump dossier, claimed in August and again Jan. 2 that the FBI has a source inside the Trump camp who lent credence to the document.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Ben Jacobs / The Guardian:
Porn star Alana Evans says she was invited to Trump's hotel room in 2006  —  Donald Trump faced new accusations on Saturday regarding the alleged payment of hush money to a pornographic film star.  —  Donald Trump paid porn star $130,000 to stay silent over alleged affair - report  —  Read more
Aurora Snow / The Daily Beast:
Trump Accuser Jessica Drake Silenced
Russell Goldman / New York Times:
Chinese Police Dynamite Christian Megachurch  —  HONG KONG — Chinese police officers demolished one of the country's largest evangelical churches this week, using heavy machinery and dynamite to raze the building where more than 50,000 Christians worshiped.
Discussion: IJR
Alexandra Petri / Washington Post:
Ladies, let's be reasonable about #MeToo or nothing will ever be sexy again  —  Ladies, please.  —  Well, it has been a fun (glances at watch) three months that we have been doing this thing where we stop letting harassment and assault get swept under the rug, and it has been nice, certainly …
Alexandra King / CNN:
Condoleezza Rice on #MeToo: 'Let's not turn women into snowflakes'  —  STORY HIGHLIGHTS  —  (CNN)Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said that while she believes the #MeToo movement is “a good thing,” people need “to be a little bit careful” about how they respond to it.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
New York Times:
Male Models Say Mario Testino and Bruce Weber Sexually Exploited Them  —  For a fashion model, success is the ability to incite desire.  The job requirements often include nudity and feigning seduction; provocation is a lever for sales.  In the industry, boundaries between the acceptable …
Discussion: Refinery29, AOL and thecut
Vanessa Friedman / New York Times:
Condé Nast Crafts Rules to Protect Models From Harassment
Eliana Johnson / Politico:
White House scrambles after false missile warning in Hawaii  —  The erroneous alert triggered reminders inside the administration about long-delayed plans to prepare for a domestic missile attack.  —  A false warning of a missile threat in Hawaii sent White House aides scrambling Saturday …
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Julia Manchester / The Hill:
Obama: Fox viewers ‘living on a different planet’ than NPR listeners
Discussion: Power Line
St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Woman at center of Greitens story asks for privacy; Greitens asks lawmakers for forgiveness
Mark Davis / WCTX-TV:
Puerto Rican storm refugees in Connecticut facing eviction this weekend
Marc Fisher / Washington Post:
The ‘genius’ of Trump: What the president means when he touts his smarts
Discussion: Raw Story
Seamus Hughes / The Atlantic:
A New American Leader Rises in ISIS
Rlitt / Lawfare:
The President is Wrong to Accuse the FBI of Treason
 Earlier Items: 
Leigh Giangreco / CityLab:
The City That ‘This Town’ Forgot
David J. Lynch / Washington Post:
‘This is super tight’: Companies struggle to find, retain workers in a hot economy
Discussion: The Daily Caller and IJR
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
A Romney Who Is Unfailingly Loyal to Trump
Discussion: The Hill
Erin Beck / Charleston Gazette-Mail:
WV DHHR: 4 of nearly 900 TANF applicants test positive for drugs
Discussion: ThinkProgress